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Fury

Fury

Fury Running time 134 minutes. Not for Children. This has the Alpha and Omega of World War II movies in the same movie. For the Alpha, it is probably one of the most realistic depictions of war ever filmed; in parts, that is. For the Omega director David Ayer has adopted scenes that seem straight […]

Rudderless

Rudderless

Rudderless Running time 104 minutes. OK for children. William H. Macy, whose best known movie role was in Fargo, makes his directorial debut (he also has a writing credit along with Casey Twenter & Jeff Robison) a smashing one with this startling story of a middle-aged man, Sam (Billy Crudup), who has become a down […]

Burroughs On Broadway — A Cabaret Fundraiser

Burroughs On Broadway — A Cabaret Fundraiser

John Burroughs Vocal Music Association is proud to present Burroughs On Broadway, (affectionately known as B.O.B.) Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 10th, 11th and 12th. The school’s national award-winning choirs: Powerhouse, Sound Sensations, Sound Waves and Decibelles will each be performing a mini musical, with selections and highlights from popular Broadway shows, Titanic, Promises Promises, […]

Haunted Halloween Ghost Train is a GO!!!!!!

Haunted Halloween Ghost Train is a GO!!!!!!

By Gary Baker, Vice President, Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum After everyone had pretty much agreed that this year’s 2014 Halloween Ghost Train in Griffith Park would not happen due to the prolonged construction of the DWP Silverlake Water Project and ground sinking in our West end, DWP and WebCor came to us and […]

The Two Faces of January

The Two Faces of January

  The Two Faces of January Runtime 96 minutes. OK for children. This is an atmospheric, scintillating tale of intrigue that would have been right at home in the 1940s when they made movies like this. Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s two decade old book of the same name, Viggo Mortenson and Kirsten Dunst are an […]

The Drop

The Drop

The Drop Running time 107 minutes. Not for children. Dennis Lehane’s short story “Animal Rescue” is turned into a compelling, suspenseful motion picture by director Michaël R. Roskam from Lehane’s script (his first screenplay). Marv (James Gandolfini) runs a Brooklyn bar with his employee, cousin Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy). Various bars in Brooklyn are used […]

Got a Problem? Odds Against You?  Call The Equalizer, Again

Got a Problem? Odds Against You? Call The Equalizer, Again

The Equalizer was one of our favorite TV dramas in the 1980s. It had the superb British actor Edward Woodward playing Robert McCall, a former secret agent who was out to right the wrongs for people who answered his tiny newspaper ad — “Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer.” He was not […]

Makeovers That Matter: Michael John (MJ) Derricott

Makeovers That Matter: Michael John (MJ) Derricott

Ever have an in-depth phone conversation with someone before you meet them and know they are a special breed of human? That was the case with Michael John (MJ) Derricott. It’s more important for him to make a Cinderella from a struggling unknown (complimentary) than collect some bucks from privileged clients. After attending an awards […]

Jilin Orchestra Celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival in Los Angeles with Thousands Attending

Jilin Orchestra Celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival in Los Angeles with Thousands Attending

From Jilin with a breeze of culture! In early autumn, 2014, “Across the Pacific Ocean — Culture Week of Jilin, China” was presented to an American audience from September 7th through 13th in Los Angeles. The event was sponsored by Jilin provincial government and Los Angeles County, and promoted by GE. Jilin Culture Delegation, led […]

A Great Year for Actor David DeSantos, a Craftsman of the Profession

A Great Year for Actor David DeSantos, a Craftsman of the Profession

David DeSantos has had a bundle of good projects that any actor would envy, but this has been an especially great year. He has gotten attention for his role on Showtime’s acclaimed Ray Donovan series, as Ann-Margret’s lover Carlos, plus he has the inspiring summer sports movie When the Game Stands Tall. This lightning bolt […]